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Unformatted text preview: tenosynovitis Fever, skin lesions, polyarticular involvement, bacteremia 9. How is Septic Arthritis treated? An individualized treatment plan is often necessary. Treatment often involves medical and surgical modalities. Treatment "failures" are frequently due to the need for more surgical treatment as opposed to more or different antibiotics. Outcome of treatment is related to the rapidity of institution of therapy 9.1. Medical modalities: 9.1.1. Antibiotics example 1: Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus septic arthrithis - optimal antibiotics are oxacillin +/- an aminoglycoside for synergy example 2: N. gonorrhoeae septic arthritis ceftriaxone is a good choice treatment is frequently long-term (for example, 4 or more weeks)...
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